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How to Import WhatsApp Chats into Telegram on iPhone

Wednesday February 3, 2021 6:33 pm PST by
Over 100 million new users joined encrypted messaging app Telegram in January 2021. The stunning growth in the platform's user base was linked to an exodus from rival chat app WhatsApp, which concerned many of its users with a confusing privacy policy update that seemed to imply that more of their data would be shared with Facebook. WhatsApp tried to deal with the fallout by clarifying that...

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Telegram Gains New Auto-Delete Options, Expiring Invite Links, and More

Friday February 26, 2021 12:34 am PST by
Telegram Messenger is bringing new feature additions to its chat app, including new options for auto-delete messages, expiring invite links, and unlimited group numbers. Like WhatsApp and Signal, auto-delete messages have been a staple Telegram feature for some time, but with the latest update, uses can enable an auto-delete timer that applies to all Telegram chats, so that messages are...
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Telegram Working on Tool That Lets You Import WhatsApp Chats

Thursday January 28, 2021 3:35 am PST by
Telegram is working on a way to let users import their chat history from WhatsApp so they won't lose old conversations if they switch messaging platforms. An update to the app briefly appeared in the App Store on Wednesday detailing the new import tool, but another update was swiftly issued that removed all mention of the tool, suggesting Telegram is still developing it. WABetaInfo was...
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All-in-One Chat App 'Beeper' Brings iMessage to Android and Windows Using Workaround

Thursday January 21, 2021 4:34 am PST by
New universal chat app "Beeper" combines 15 different chat platforms into a single inbox and offers iMessage on Android and Windows (via The Verge). The app comes from a team including former Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, and enables users to integrate a range of messaging services, including WhatsApp, SMS, Signal, Telegram, Slack, Twitter, Skype, Hangouts, Discord, Instagram, and Facebook...
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Telegram Beta Becomes First Third-Party App to Use Announce Messages With Siri

Wednesday December 2, 2020 7:34 am PST by
The latest beta of messaging app Telegram supports Apple's Announce Messages with Siri feature on AirPods, allowing users to listen and reply to new messages without an iPhone or iPad handy (via The 8-Bit). Announce Messages with ‌Siri‌ reads an incoming message to a user's headphones when they are connected to an ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ and their device is locked. When a new message arrives, ‌S...
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Telegram Messaging App Gains End-to-End Encrypted Video Calling

Monday August 17, 2020 1:59 am PDT by
Secure messaging app Telegram has announced the launch of a video calling feature for its iOS app that the company says is end-to-end encrypted, just like phone calls and text-based messages conducted over the chat platform. Calls can be started from a contact's profile page. All video calls are protected with end-to-end encryption. To confirm your connection, compare the four emoji shown...
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Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With EU

Thursday July 30, 2020 3:52 am PDT by
Apple is facing another antitrust complaint in Europe, this time from the developers of encrypted messaging app Telegram. In a complaint to the EU Commission, the app's creators argue that Apple must give iOS users the opportunity to download software outside of the App Store. The Financial Times reports: In a complaint to EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager, Telegram, which has more...
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Russia Ends Ineffective Ban on Telegram Encrypted Messaging App

Friday June 19, 2020 2:16 am PDT by
Russia this week lifted a nearly two-year ban on messenger app Telegram after it failed to prevent the encrypted platform from being widely used, reports Reuters. Some Russian media portrayed the move as a capitulation, but the country's media regulator Roskomnadzor said the company had shown "willingness" to help with counterterrorism efforts. "Roskomnadzor is dropping its demands to...
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Telegram Gains Silent Messages, Group Chat 'Slow Mode', Night Themes, and More

Monday August 12, 2019 3:09 am PDT by
Encrypted messaging platform Telegram has received an update that brings a new silent messaging feature to the app, amongst other things. After applying the update, Telegram lets you send a message to someone and their device won't make an audible notification sound when they receive it, even if they forgot to enable Do Not Disturb mode. Holding the Send button reveals the new option to...
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Telegram Update Brings Location-Based Chats, Add People Nearby Option, and More

Tuesday June 25, 2019 4:12 am PDT by
Encrypted messaging platform Telegram has pushed out an update that introduces a number of new location-based features, including the ability to Add People Nearby. Users of the chat app can open Contacts -> Add People Nearby to quickly exchange contact info with Telegram users who are standing next to them and also have the same section of the app open. The new People Nearby section also...
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Telegram Messenger Service Suffers Cyberattack Originating From China

Thursday June 13, 2019 4:22 am PDT by
The CEO of messaging service Telegram has suggested that a recent cyber attack on the encrypted chat platform was the work of the Chinese government as part of an attempt to disrupt use of the app to coordinate ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Telegram founder Pavel Durov said the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized" distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack yesterday and this...
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Telegram 5 Gains In-App Notifications and Swift Code Rebuild for Faster Speeds

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:50 am PDT by
Telegram received a major update today that includes new in-app notifications and a complete rewrite of the encrypted messaging app in Apple's Swift coding language, resulting in all-round faster performance and better energy efficiency. On the face of it, the Telegram 5.0 interface looks just like the previous version, but the developers say that rebuilding the app in Swift has made it...
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Telegram Gets First Update After Six Week App Store Lockout

Friday June 1, 2018 1:47 pm PDT by
Telegram today received its first update in two months after an App Store update lockout caused by a dispute with the Russian government and Apple. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov yesterday explained that Apple had been blocking updates to the Telegram app on a worldwide scale since April, when the Telegram app was banned in Russia. As back story, Russia in April banned Telegram because Telegram ...
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Telegram CEO Says Apple Has Been 'Preventing' iOS App Updates Since Russia's Ban in April

Thursday May 31, 2018 8:15 am PDT by
In April, the Russian government banned secure messaging app Telegram and this month asked Apple to remove it from the iOS App Store completely in the country, citing the potential for terrorist communication via the app since Telegram refused to allow Russia to read user messages. As this unfolds, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov posted an update for users early this morning in an effort to explain why...
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Russia Demands Apple Remove Telegram From Russian App Store

Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:54 am PDT by
The Russian government has asked Apple to help it block Telegram, the secure messaging app that's highly popular in the country, reports WCCFTech. A Russian court in April ordered carriers and internet providers in the country to block Telegram back in April, after Telegram refused to provide Russia with backdoor access to user messages. Telegram, for those unfamiliar with the app, offers ...
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Russia Bans Access to Telegram Encrypted Messenger Service [Updated]

Friday April 13, 2018 3:29 am PDT by
A Russian law court has ordered that access to the Telegram encrypted messaging service should be blocked, according to Russian news agencies on Friday (via Reuters). The development follows last week's news that Russia's media regulator had filed legal proceedings to block the app in the country because the company refused to enable state security services to access users' messages. The...
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Russia Moves to Ban Telegram Encrypted Messaging Platform

Friday April 6, 2018 4:11 am PDT by
Russia appears to be following through on its threat last year to block access to the Telegram encrypted messaging platform. The BBC reports today that the Roskomnadzor media regulator has begun legal proceedings to block the app in the country, after Dubai-based Telegram refused to comply with requests that it hand over the encryption keys. Telegram was given a deadline of 4 April to hand ...
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Apple Pulls Telegram Messenger From App Store for 'Inappropriate Content' [Update: Returned]

Thursday February 1, 2018 3:04 am PST by
Apple has pulled popular encrypted messenger app Telegram from the App Store, following reports of "inappropriate content" hosted on the platform that violated Apple's developer guidelines for iOS apps. Users first noted Telegram's absence late on Wednesday via Reddit, after App Store searches for the app began returning results for Viber, Skype, and Messenger instead. Both the original app...
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Telegram Messenger 4.5 Update Brings Albums, Saved Messages, and Better Search

Wednesday November 15, 2017 4:49 am PST by
Encrypted messenger app Telegram received an update today that brings additional features and enhancements to the platform, including media albums, saved messages, and an improved search function. Starting with Telegram 4.5, whenever users send multiple photos or videos they will be grouped into albums. Each album can include up to 10 photos or videos, which are displayed in chat threads as...
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Afghan Government Moves to Block WhatsApp, Telegram Messaging Services

Saturday November 4, 2017 9:47 am PDT by
Afghanistan's government has ordered a block on messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, according to a letter sent to the country's internet providers that was widely shared over social media on Saturday. The letter was reportedly sent to Afghan ISPs after the country's National Directorate for Security ordered the move, in what some observers believe is an attempt to prevent use of the...
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Telegram Chat App Gains Reply/Mention Alerts, Twitch Video Support, and More

Monday September 4, 2017 2:46 am PDT by
Encrypted chat platform Telegram pushed out a new iOS app update on Sunday, with a new reply/mentions alert system among several other tweaks and improvements. Since 2015 when Telegram first introduced the reply feature, the maximum group chat size has increased from a maximum 200 members to 10,000. As a result, new user mentions and replies in group chats can happen several times a day....